Shehla Masood Case- Saba’s counsel to file contempt case against jail staff


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My Friend Shehla Masood

TNN | Jun 1, 2013, 

INDORE: A representative of Reliance Communication, Santosh Jadhav appreared before the special CBI court on Friday and got his statements recorded during the hearing on RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case on Friday. Two other witnesses namely, Anil Saini and Badre Aalam could not appear for family and personal reasons.Next hearing of case is schedule for July 3.

Defense counsel Mahendra Morya said that Santosh Jadhav gave details about six mobile numbers including a cell phone number related to main accused Zahida Pervez and Irfan.

Anil Kumar, counsel of Zahida Pervez, told media that she was innocent and was being falsely implicated. He alleged that CBI has trained witnesses about what to speak before presenting them before court.

Sunil Shrivastav, counsel of another accused and friend of Zahida, Saba Faoorqui said they are contemplating to file a case of contempt of court against jail authorities. He said Saba is suffering from some medical complication and her health is deteriorating. They had filed a petition in this regard with the court in March on which court had ordered to submit medical report in two weeks time, but jail authorities has yet not submitted the report.

Shehla Masood was killed in August 2011 in front of her house when she was about to leave for office in her car. Police arrested Zahida Pervez, Saba Farooqui, Saqib Danger, Irfan and Tabish in connection of the murder and all the accused are right now in jail in Indore as under trial.

 

Shehla Masood murder: Zaheda was insecure of Singh, claims witness #Vaw


May 31, 2013Indore: A prosecution witness in the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case told the court in Indore on Friday that the main accused, Zaheda Parvez, had become ‘possessive’ about BJP MLA Dhruvnarayan Singh and resented Masood’s friendship with him.

Zaheda Parvez. PTI

Zaheda Parvez. PTI

Deposing before the special CBI court in Indore, Sanjay Gupta, a Bhopal-based industrialist and the BJP MLA’s friend, said that Zaheda always suspected the women who came in contact with Dhruvnarayan.

He further told the court that after the murder, Zaheda had a phone conversation with him. When he bemoaned Shehla’s death, she said, “One always pays for the bad deeds. As you sow, so shall you reap.”

According to the CBI, Zaheda had Shehla killed because she was jealous of the latter’s increasing closeness to the BJP MLA.

Shehla was shot dead outside her Bhopal residence on 16 August, 2011. Police have arrested five persons in the case including Zaheda Parvez.

Gupta also said that Dhruvnarayan had told him that Zaheda once had a fight with him when he had gone to Shehla’s residence.

According to Gupta, Dhruvnarayan had called him on 16 August, 2011 and gave him the news of murder.

Dhruvnarayan told him to pass on the message to Shehla’s father Sultan Masood that the MLA was at a temple and would go there later, Gupta said, adding that he passed on the message to Masood.

 

Shehla Masood murder case: CBI court summons two witnesses


TNN | May 14, 2013,

INDORE: Special CBI court in Indore has on Monday issued summons to two witnesses, including Sanjay Gupta, industrialist friend of Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bhopal South, Dhruvnarayan Singh and an official of Reliance Communication Deepak Yadav, in connection with the RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case.
Sanjay Gupta and Deepak Yadav were supposed to appear in court on Monday as witnesses of CBI, but they failed to appear before Special CBI court of Anupam Shirvastav. Miffed at their absence, the court issued summons to both asking them to appear on next hearing on May 30 and 31. Also, the court has asked CBI to present its list of witnesses during the next hearing. On earlier two occasions too, CBI’s witness had failed to appear in court.Defence counsel, Sunil Shrivastav, alleged that CBI is delaying the case. “In last one year, only 11 witnesses’ have been produced in the court out of 150 listed in the charge-sheet. In this way, it would take 15 years to complete the hearing and till then accused will be behind the bar,” said Shrivastav.

Shehla Masood was killed in August 2011 in front of her house when she was about to leave for office in her car.

Police arrested Zahida Parvez, Saba Farooqui, Saqib Danger, Irfan and Tabish in connection of the murder and all the accused are right now in jail in Indore as under trial.

 

Shehla Masood Case : 2 accused denied bail by special CBI court #RTI


Press Trust of India | Updated Apr 16, 2013 a
Indore: A special CBI court on Monday rejected the bail plea of two accused in the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood. Saquib Ali `Danger‘ and Tabish Khan, the alleged shooters accused of executing the murder in 2011, were refused bail by Judge Anupam Srivastava. The accused had filed the bail applications in December 2012 and the court completed hearing the arguments on them by defence lawyer and CBI prosecutor last week.

Rejecting the plea, the court said it is not prudent to grant relief to the duo considering the seriousness of the crime they have been accused of committing and also given the complexities of the case. Five people are on trial for the murder of Masood who was shot dead outside her residence in Bhopal on August 16, 2011.

Besides Saquib and Tabish, the other accused are interior designer Zahida Parvez, her associate Saba Farooqi and Irfan, an alleged contract killer hailing from Kanpur. All the accused are in judicial custody since their arrest.

Shehla Masood murder: CBI court rejects bail of accusedFive people are on trial for the murder of Masood who was shot dead outside her residence in Bhopal on August 16, 2011.

 

Hearing on bail plea deferred in Shehla Masood case #RTI


TNN | Apr 13, 2013, 01.26 AM IST

INDORE: Special CBI court on Friday deferred order on bail application of two accused in RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case till April 15. Accused Saqib alias Danger and Tabish had filed application and final hearing on application was completed on Wednesday. Cops had arrested Zahida Parvez, Saba Farooqui, Saqib alias Danger, Irfan and Tabish in connection with the murder of Shehla Masood. All the accused are in jail for past several months as undertrials. Earlier, bail applications of accused were rejected by the court.

 

Shehla Masood case: court reserves order on bail pleas of two accused


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My Friend Shehla Masood

Press Trust of India  |  Indore  April 10, 2013 

The special CBI court today reserved its order on the bail applications of two of the accused in the Shehla Masood murder case — alleged shooters Saquib Ali ‘Danger’ and Tabish Khan — till April 12.

Judge Anupam Srivastava reserved the order after hearing the arguments by defence lawyer Pradeep Gupta and CBI’s senior prosecutor Atul Kumar.

The accused had filed the pleas in December.

Advocate Gupta had argued that the trial was underway for over a year and would go on for long, so the accused be given bail. But prosecution argued that final arguments were yet to take place and the bail applications could be considered afterwards.

Five people are on trial for the murder of Shehla Masood, an RTI activist, in Bhopal‘s Koh-E-Fiza locality on August 16, 2011: Zahida Parvez, Saba, Saquib Ali Danger, Irfan, and Tabish.

Zahida Pervez, an interior designer, is accused of conspiring to kill Masood.

 

Prime suspect to turn prosecution witness in Shehla Masood case #RTI


Dailybhaskar.com | Mar 30, 2013,
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Bhopal/New Delhi: In a fresh twist to the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, Bhopal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Dhruv Narayan Singh is all set to be the prime prosecution witness in the case. Singh was the prime suspect in the killing of Masood in Bhopal in August 2011.
Singh was recently quizzed by CBI after which the decision to make him the prosecution witness was taken, said reports. Bhopal-based interior designer Zahida Pervez and her friend Shaba Farooqi were also interrogated by CBI that revealed the BJP MLA had nothing to do with Masood’s killing.
It is to be noted that the BJP legislator was allegedly close to Shehla Masood and interior designer Zahida Pervez, who masterminded her murder.
Reportedly CBI sources said that the BJP MLA was reluctant to become a witness in the case. However, he agreed to their request later.
The flashback
Masood, an environmentalist and RTI activist was shot dead by three hired assassins outside her Bhopal residence in August 2011, allegedly at the behest of Zahida Parvez.
She was constantly living in threat, as revealed by her in an interview before her death.

 

Shehla murder case: Trial adjourned till April 10 #Vaw #RTI


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March8, 2013, PTI

The Special CBI Court today adjourned the trial in the Shehla Masood murder case till April 10 as the new CBI prosecutor sought time to secure documents on call details in connection with the case from private telecom companies.

Special CBI Judge Anupam Srivastava adjourned the trial till April 10 after the new CBI prosecutor, Atul Kumar, submitted a request for seeking time to secure original documents on the call details from private telecommunication companies, including Reliance.

The call details, believed to be among the accused and other people connected with the case, were part of the chargesheet filed by CBI last year.

Accused Saba Farooqui’s defence counsel Sunil Srivastava told reporters that he had objected in the court the demand of the new CBI prosecutor, who did not come prepared on the matter and sought more time to delay the trial.

“A change of prosecutor by the investigating agency would not affect the case, and it appeared that the CBI is avoiding appearance of prosecution witnesses as was evident in the previous trials too,” Srivastava alleged.

As the prosecution witness could not furnish original call records documents cited as evidence during the hearing in the case on February 13, the court had then postponed the trial for today.

All five accused in the case – Zahida Parvez, Saba, and three alleged shooters Saquib Ali ‘Danger‘, Irfan, and Tabish were present in the court.

Till now Hemant Shukla, CBI’s senior public prosecutor, was handling the case since filing of chargesheet.

Masood was shot dead outside her house in Bhopal‘s Koh-E-Fiza locality on August 16, 2011.

 

Court adjourns RTI activist Shehla Masood’s murder trial till March 8, the womens day will she get justice ? #Vaw


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Published: Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013, 18:14 IST
Place: Indore | Agency: PTI

A special CBI court on Wednesday adjourned till March 8 the ongoing trial in RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case as the prosecution failed to produce original call records documents as evidence.

“As prosecution witness Saidutt Bohre could not furnish original call records documents cited as evidence, the special CBI Judge Anupam Srivastava postponed the trial till March 8 on a request by prosecution,” senior public prosecutor Hemant Shukla said.

Bohre, along with another witness Santosh Jadhav — both employees of mobile service providers — will now depose before the court on March 8, he said.The court will also hear the bail applications moved by alleged shooters Tabish and Saqib AliDanger‘ on March 8, Shukla said.

Besides Tabish and Saqib Ali ‘Danger’, interior designer Zahida Parvez, Saba Farooqui and Irfan are chargesheeted by CBI in the murder case.Shehla was shot dead outside her house in Bhopal‘s posh Koh-E-Fiza locality on August 16, 2011.The call details, believed to be among the accused and other people connected with the case, were part of the chargesheet filed by CBI last year.

Defence counsel Sunil Srivastava, representing co-accused Saba Farooqui, said it was prosecution tactic to delay the trial.”This is surprising the prosecution is not coming prepared for the trial. It had in the past instances also returned its own witness,” he alleged

 

Shehla murder case: Next hearing on January 24 #RTI


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TNN Jan 12, 2013, 02.05AM IST

INDORE: A BSNL officer deposed before special CBI Court of Anupam Shirvastav on Friday in connection with RTI activist Shehla Masood murder case. SDO, Bhopal Pawan Kumar Tak had provided the call details in 91 pages of several people that are attached with the chargesheet.

The statement and cross examination of witnesses continued for nearly five hours due to which petition of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking permission for re-examine the prime accused in the case, Zaheda Parvez and Saba Farooqui and bail applications of accused could be heard as there was no enough time. Now decision on the CBI petition for re-examine prime accused will be taken on next hearing scheduled for January 24. Statement of other witnesses and bail applications of accused be heard on February 12 and 13.

Advocate HO Soni appeared on behalf of Zaheda Parvez, advocate Pradeep Gupta appeared for Tabish and Danger, advocate Sunil Shrivastav appeared for Saba Farooqui and advocate Mahendra Morya appeared for Irfan. Advocate Hemant Shukla appeared for CBI.

Advocate Sunil Shrivastav said call details of Shehla Masood and Sultan Masood have not been presented before court and till now, the details of real users of given mobile numbers are not clear.

Mahendra Morya said bail application of Irfan could not be heard due to lack of time and now court will hear it on February 12 and 13, when bail applications of other accused will also be listed.

Raising question over CBI, Saba Farooqui while being taken out of the court said DIG and some senior officials of CBI had met Danger in jail on Thursday, however, she refused to have knowledge about the content of discussion. On the other hand, Danger said many people keep on meeting him in jail.